Church Metrics is a new free resource to help churches keep tabs on attendance, giving, salvations and baptisms.
Of course, these statistics, in themselves, do not show the whole picture. For instance, it is difficult to measure the depth of love, the strength of prayer and the heart of missional service.
However, it is wise for church leaders to keep an eye on the measurable "dashboard indicators."
If attendance, giving, salvations and baptisms are all going down, there's probably an issue somewhere that ought to be addressed.